What do the different colours of poppies mean? Red, white, purple and black ... trends now

What do the different colours of poppies mean? Red, white, purple and black ... trends now
What do the different colours of poppies mean? Red, white, purple and black ... trends now

What do the different colours of poppies mean? Red, white, purple and black ... trends now

The meaning behind differently-coloured poppies worn on Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day is a poignant time for people across the globe to remember those who lost their lives while serving as a members of the armed forces. 

Occurring annually on November 11, it serves as a touching reminder of the sacrifices made by millions to fight for their countries. 

An internationally-renowned symbol of remembrance, many people wear a poppy to show their respects to the fallen. 

But why are there poppies in different colours and what do poppies in red, white, purple and black all mean?

Read on below to find out the meaning behind the different types of coloured poppies and what the colours mean.

What do the different colours of poppies mean?

Red poppy 

A widely-recognised symbol across the world, the red poppy is said to represent remembrance and hope

Organised by the Royal British Legion, proceeds from the Poppy Appeal help to support former service men and women. 

The most recognisable and widely-worn poppy colour is red, which is the most common colour of the flower. 

Popularised by the work of the Royal British Legion, the red poppy was inspired by the fields of poppies that grew where many of the battles throughout the First World War were fought. 

The red poppy is said to represent remembrance and hope. 

White poppy 

Peace Pledge Union charity believes that that the white poppy serves as a commemorative symbol to the fallen, while focusing on achieving peace and changing perceptions of war

Peace Pledge Union charity

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